Delta GEMS

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Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute



The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute (“Delta GEMS Institute”) , a  mentoring program for African-American girls  in high school, sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (“IAC”) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, (“Delta”) is no longer accepting new members for this year’s program. The application period for this year’s program has ended.

Delta is a public service organization founded in 1913 by 22 black women dedicated to uplifting their community in the areas of educational development, economic development, and many other powerful ways.  The Delta GEMS Institute is one of Delta’s flagship programs that has been in existence for well over 40 years. 

The goals for the Delta GEMS Institute are:  to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. 

The Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:

  • Who are in grades 9-12
  • Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
  • Who are interested in developing leadership skills
  • Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
  • Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

The Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the most appropriate college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.


Click image below to watch the Delta GEMS/Delta Academy video!



Please read all of the following program information carefully:

::::: Program meetings :::::

All Delta GEMS Institute meetings will be held on the third Saturday, from 9am-12pm of each month, unless otherwise noted. All program participants are required to participate in at least 80% of program events and activities.

::::: Attendance :::::

Each GEMS participant will be required to sign-in at every meeting.  Any participant having three or more absences may be asked to leave the program.



Parent Guardian Forms – Very Important – Please Read!!!

 Parents/Guardians for NEW and RETURNING participants must complete the ‘Parent/Guardian Forms’ by hand and return them to the Delta GEMS Chairperson, Sandra Moss-Sears, at the Welcome Event & Delta GEMS Retreat on Saturday, October 28, 2017 (click the link below). No documents that require a parent or guardian signature can be submitted electronically.


Click here for 2017-18 GEMS Parent/Guardian Forms



If you are a RETURNING GEMS PARTICIPANT (i.e. participated in the 2016-2017 program year) please click here for application


If you are interested in becoming a NEW GEMS PARTICIPANT, please click here for application


The application deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted.



All application materials must be completed by Friday, October 13, 2017.  If you cannot access the online application, materials can be mailed to: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. PO BOX 1364 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1364 or scan and email




Deadline for Application: Friday, October 13, 2017
GEMS Welcome Event and Retreat: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Global Prep Academy
2033 Sugar Grove Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202




Should you have any questions about the Delta GEMS Institute or application process, please contact Sandra Moss-Sears, Chairperson at